Posts Tagged ‘ Air ’

A Key Album from Masha Qrella

May 9th, 2016 | By

One of the joys of being a music lover is the serendipity of stumbling across those little-known artists who push all the right buttons for you. Or in the present case, of having a friend do it for you. About a decade ago, friend and SDLU Editor Mark Sullivan heard German musician Masha Qrella open for a
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Vinyl (pop) Always (tick) Sounds (skreetch) Best (Part 2)

Oct 28th, 2015 | By

Here’s a riddle for you: How is it that this year I have bought many more LPs than in any recent year, and yet the size of my collection has stayed almost the same? And no, I haven’t sold (or given away) any of my old records. Give up? Well, it’s actually simple: Most of
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A Side of Sia You Didn’t Know: Zero 7’s Beautiful Debut

Jul 27th, 2015 | By

Virtually anyone with an interest in music has heard — and likely enjoyed — the work of Sia Furler. Her 2014 hit “Chandelier” reached No. 8 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and received four Grammy nominations. The previous year, “Elastic Heart” (featuring The Weeknd and Diplo) was featured on the soundtrack of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. And
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Krautrock in the Air 25 Years On: The Virgin Suicides

Jul 6th, 2015 | By

It seems only appropriate that after spending weeks re-listening to classic German Krautrock bands, I should succumb to the Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon. After all, the phenomenon is named after an ultra-left-wing German terrorist group. Fortunately, I was not being terrorized but rather was hearing echoes of Krautrock in everything I listened to. That’s what the phenomenon refers
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